[Tech]

How-To: Prevent Flat Tyres

6 months ago

There’s nothing worse than that squishy feeling in your tyre when you’re out on a ride. That’s why Geoff Ballard is here to run us through his favourite products to help prevent flats.

1 & 2. Ballard’s Heavy duty tubes – These are available in 2mm & 4mm thicknesses so they’re much thicker than a standard tube (usually 1.3mm).

3. Tube saddle – The tube saddle is a sheath that sits around the tube between the rim and the tube. It’s super light and adds an extra layer to help reduce pinch flats.

4. Run tubeless – These weigh in at just under a kilogram and are very hard to get pinch flats with. You just have to keep an eye on the pressure.

5. Run Mousse tyres – Lightweight and impossible to get a flat with. However, can be hard to get the right sizing and can be harder to manipulate into the tyre. Which leads us to the next tool to help…

6. Ballard’s tyre changing tool – To assist in making mousse tyre changes a piece of cake. These tools get a lot of feedback for their ease of use and can turn an unenjoyable job into an easy one.

All products featured here are available to purchase from MXstore. Free shipping is offered on all orders over $20, and if you get your order in before 2pm on a weekday, it will be dispatched that day, meaning you’ll receive it as quickly as possible.


Related Content

HOW-TO: BALLARDS BRAKE BLEEDER

NEW PRODUCT: BALLARD’S MOTO CLINCH

Be the first to comment...

You might also like...

Ficeda

18 hours ago

Fist Handwear’s Fresh Glove Range

Fancy some chippies? How about a banana to keep the energy levels up? Or a coupla tattoos? Fist has it all!

Yamaha

2 days ago

2019 WR450F: Bang-For-Buck Mods

How do you improve Yami’s WR450F? Here’s what we’ve done to our project bike, and why…

News

4 days ago

Why ATV Ruling Affects Everyone

Why inexplicable legislation about ATV roll-over ‘protection’ affects the entire two-wheeled industry.

News

7 days ago

2019 WESS: Eight Season Defining Moments

Manuel Lettenbichler crowned the champ, Garcia beat the French at their own game, and much more…

Yamaha

1 week ago

What-To: Carry Out on the Trail

Don’t let forgetting these critical tools out on the trail wreck your epic day of riding in the Aussie bush. 

Yamaha

1 week ago

Rodney Faggotter is Ready for Dakar

This Aussie Dakar Rally rider won’t be the “Water Boy” in the 42nd edition of the rally, he’s aiming for the top ten.

Beta

1 week ago

2020 Beta: Eight-Model Smorgasbord

Why does Beta produce eight models? And which is likely to be the ‘perfect fit’ for you? We investigate…

Yamaha

2 weeks ago

Luke Clout Narrowly Misses SX1 Title

Luke Clout and Dan Reardon claim an impressive two-three finish in the premier SX1 (450cc) championship.